American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- adj. Of the highest or finest quality; exceptionally good of its kind.
- adj. Archaic Superior.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Excelling; possessing excellence; eminent or distinguished for superior merit of any kind; of surpassing character or quality; uncommonly laudable or valuable for any reason; characterized by good or sensible qualities; remarkably good: as, an excellent magistrate; an excellent farm, horse, or fruit; an excellent workman.
- Surpassing; transcendent; consummate; complete: in an ill sense.
- Synonyms Worthy, fine, admirable, choice, prime, valuable, select, exquisite.
- Excellently; exceedingly.
- adj. Of the highest quality; splendid.
- adj. Exceptionally good of its kind.
- adv. obsolete Excellently.
GNU Webster's 1913
- adj. Excelling; surpassing others in some good quality or the sum of qualities; of great worth; eminent, in a good sense; superior.
- adj. Obs. or Ironical Superior in kind or degree, irrespective of moral quality; -- used with words of a bad significance.
- adv. obsolete Excellently; eminently; exceedingly.
- adj. very good;of the highest quality
- From Latin excellēns ("elevated, exalted"), present participle of excellō ("elevate, exult") (Wiktionary)
- Middle English, from Old French, from Latin excellēns, excellent-, present participle of excellere, to excel; see excel. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
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“Now that's what I call excellent customer service!”
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